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Michael G. Mullin, Mediator, Omaha, Nebraska.

Michael G. Mullin

Diplomate member
Kutak Rock LLP
1650 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Tel: (402) 346-6000
Fax: (402) 346-6000
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Recognized to Nebraska Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota

Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)4800
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)30
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Michael G. Mullin, a partner in the firm's Omaha, Nebraska office, serves as Chair for Kutak Rock LLP's ADR Neutrals Group. Known as one of the hardest working mediators in the United States, Mr. Mullin has mediated over 4,800 disputes, including more than 800 Zoom mediations since March 20, 2020, and is continuing to mediate approximately 250-300 disputes per year. In the 20+ years in which Mr. Mullin has served as a mediator, he has settled over 90% of his mediated disputes. He is willing to travel across the country to conduct mediations, and offers national experience at Midwest rates in virtually all types of civil disputes. Mr. Mullin has successfully mediated class action disputes, FLSA collective actions, Superfund CERCLA cost recovery actions, FELA claims, catastrophic injury cases, employment disputes, professional negligence disputes, construction disputes, intellectual property disputes, shareholder disputes and a wide range of commercial and business disputes. 

As a mediator, Mr. Mullin has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. In its 2010 edition, Chambers USA described Mr. Mullin as "an excellent mediator" and in 2009 stated he is " unquestionably a market-leading mediator, handling disputes in all sectors, from medical malpractice and products liability to PI and insurance coverage. His arrival [at Kutak Rock] is a significant boost to the firm's alternative dispute resolution capability." Mr. Mullin was named Omaha's ADR Lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers in America in its 2011 publication. He was named Omaha's Mediation Lawyer of the Year in its 2014, 2019, 2021 and 2023 publications. He was named Omaha's Insurance Lawyer of the Year in 2017 despite his full-time ADR practice. He was named Omaha's Lawyer of the year for Arbitration in 2018.

Benchmark Litigation has named Mr. Mullin a Local Litigation Star each year from 2011 through 2022. Its 2011 edition quoted a peer as stating: "Mike is hands down the best at leading mediations on all kinds of cases." Its 2012 edition quoted a competitor as stating that Mr. Mullin was "the best mediator in the state."

Chambers U.S.A. has repeatedly honored Mr. Mullin with its "Star" lawyer designation, typically awarded to three or fewer lawyers annually in the State of Nebraska. 

Mr. Mullin has been recognized for the past 11 years by the International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation/Who's Who Legal:Mediation, an honor limited to approximately 400 mediators in the world and fewer than 150 in the United States.

Mr. Mullin is the first and only Nebraska mediator inducted into the prestigious International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. He is also a certified mediator and board member of the American Academy of ADR Attorneys. Mr. Mullin is a member of neutral panels that include AAA and  Resolute Systems, Inc.  In 2015 Mr. Mullin was invited to join the newly-formed AAA Midwest Master Mediator Panel. Mr. Mullin's mediation experience has been complemented by his three decades of experience as a trial lawyer, during which  he was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). 

Mr. Mullin has been active in numerous law-related and civic organizations, and has previously served as President of the Omaha Bar Association. Mr. Mullin served for decades as an elected member of the Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates, where he has served on numerous committees and chaired several committees. He was also a founding member of the Nebraska Mediation Association, and has served as an officer and Chair of the ADR section of the Nebraska State Bar Association. The Nebraska State Bar Foundation honored Mr. Mullin with its "Legal Pioneer" Award in 2022 for his work in the field of mediation. In 2023, Mr. Mullin was only the 11th recipient of the Omaha Bar Association "Lifetime Achievement" Award.

Further information regarding Mr. Mullin's ADR practice and experience is available at

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Law School - Creighton University School of Law, 1980 (J.D.)
  • Undergraduate - University of Notre Dame, 1977 (B.A.)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • AAA Mediators Panel
  • AAA Midwest Master Mediators Panel
  • American Academy of ADR Attorneys
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Ass'n Dispute Resolution Section
  • American Bar Foundation
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • International Academy of Mediators 
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Resolute Systems, Inc.

Rates Information

* $450 PER HOUR (including prep and travel time) *AIR TRAVEL EXPENSES BILLED AT COST (no mileage or costs charged for travel via vehicle) *NO ADMINISTRATIVE FEES *NO HOURLY MINIMUM * NO CANCELLATION FEES

ARBITRATION FEES - $600.00 per hour

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